Quick updates from Hays Hills Baptist Church

5:15-6:30 PM All Church Meal (Personal Pizzas, Fruit Bowl, Salad, & Dessert. Adults/Teens: $3.50, Kids Older Than 3: $2.50, $12.00 Fam Max) - Bldg D- FH
6:00 PM Kids' Choirs (Bldg A/C), Breakaway (fine arts class grades 6-12)
6:45-8:05 PM
AWANA (6:45-8:10) (A/C/D), Rite of Passage (for 6th graders) (D), Men's Bible Study (E), Women's Bible Study (E), Celebration Choir (D)
6:45-8:30 PM 7th - 12th Grade Bible Study and Worship
"Tell It to Two"
Our goal at Hays Hills is to create a culture in which every member is not only praying for the salvation of two non-believers, but also for opportunities to share the gospel with them. 
What will you say about the gospel when the opportunity arises?
Direction, avenues and tips for sharing the gospel from Pastor Aaron.
Who are your two?  Have them in mind when you come to this breakfast where Pastor Aaron will help us with how to share the gospel.  
You can reserve child care and purchase tickets here.  
We hope to see you there!

Are you slothlike? Are you quick as a hare?
We'll take you no matter your speed - Oct 28!
Sign up today - 
There are team awards for both 5K and 10K, age group awards for 5K and 10K, and a festival during and afterward for the whole family! Pony rides! Petting zoo!

Lunch with Pastor Aaron 
October 29, Noon, Bldg D, Fellowship Hall (down the hall from the Sanctuary)
RSVPs are needed, please email  jennifer@hayshills.com

Core Beliefs Class for New Members with Pastor Aaron
November 1, 6:45 pm, Building E, Classroom E-2 (Building E is located at the back of the campus, behind Building D - Worship Center)
RSVPs are not needed, but please email  aaron@hayshills.com if you need more information or have questions.

Our Garage Sale for Orphans - Haiti will be on November 4.  
Please plan to donate to this event that raises funds for Ferrier Village in Haiti.
Please hold onto your donations until November 3 as we do not have space at the church to collect items.  You may contact Beverly Shelton if you have questions.

ADRN Update

Here is an update from ADRN on recent efforts to support Port Arthur.  You will also find information on volunteer and staff needs.
The Crisis Fund is in need of monetary donations. Please consider making a gift by indicating "crisis fund" in the memo line of your check, or in the comment field through our online giving.

Sponsor a Child

Village of Hope challenged us to sponsor 14 children and we have confirmed sponsorships for 12 of them!  Thank you for this!

We have two more girls, would you sponsor?  Please ask them to contact Bob or Peta Caldwell by text, phone call or email. They will help you get set up or answer any questions.  Many more children are available for sponsorship, as well as information about Village of Hope Uganda on their website  villageofhopeuganda.com .

Bob Caldwell  512-618-8088

Peta Caldwell  512-289-1777

Video-based class featuring the teaching of Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, author of the best-selling book, "The Language of Love and Respect."  FOUR SUNDAYS: starting 
October 29 at 9:30 AM.  Hays Hills Baptist Church, Bldg. E (back parking lot, behind two-story)  Children's and teens' classes also meet at 9:30. It's all free. Register at:david@hayshills.com
Save the date!

"Living  Life  From a New Source" conference
What lies about the Christian life have you bought into?
What is the real source of power for spiritual growth?
Saturday, January 27  9-11:00 AM
(Breakfast at 8:30
Featuring Bill Loveless
Student Ministry
by Greg Burney

Student ministry at Hays Hills is going well! We are in the midst of one of our busiest seasons. We are offering Jr. and Sr. high bible studies throughout the month as well as gearing up for Run For the Hills and our annual Spaghetti Dinner!

Spaghetti Dinner is going to have an exciting new feel to it this year! We are bringing in some live improv comedy for entertainment during our dinner, as well as doing a few other small things to give all who attend the best experience possible! We would really appreciate it if you come out to support HHSM on November 5th. Doors open at 5:30! We also need people to donate items to our silent auction. If you are able to help please email me at greg@hayshills.com.
If you have a student in HHSM the sign up for volunteering for Run for the Hills and Spaghetti Dinner are now open! Visit hayshills.com/studentevents to sign up to day!
Important upcoming dates for students:
October 17th and 24th - Jr. High Bible study!
October 15th - High School Bible study begins! (5 weeks)
October 28 - Run for the Hills and Fall Festival - Special Video Here
November 5th - Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser!

by Tim Snowden

Children's Ministry
by Shelley McDaid

We are only 2 1/2 weeks away from our Fall Family Festival! This event is guaranteed to be a lot of fun with bounce house, big slide, petting zoo, pony rides, games and trunk or treat! Thank you so much to the families that have already committed to doing trunks and games from these classes: Ekkesia, Alpha & Omega and Faith & Action. 

We need a few more games prepared and member involvement to make this community outreach a success! I'll be visiting the Bible Life classes  on Sunday to answer questions and assign games. I'll also be available in the foyer between services for individual sign ups. I've made it easy--you commit to prepare a game, and I'll give you a card with pictures and supply list.

If you cannot attend, you can still help by prepping a game or donating candy or prizes. Let me know if you can help in this way - shelley@hayshills.com

Discipleship and Education
by David Sweet

Come hear Pastor Aaron talk about how to share the gospel, this Saturday morning at 9 AM over breakfast. We will be out by 10:30 AM. We need RSVP's for food and for child care by this Friday at noon: david@hayshills.com Older kids are welcome to sit in in the session with Pastor Aaron.

We are trying an experiment. We are offering a four-week Bible Life class on marriage, to try to introduce folks in our community to our church and to our Bible Life ministry. It will be a class called "The Crazy Cycle in Marriage" and is a video-based class based on the best-selling book by Christian counselor Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. This class is not really aimed at our members at this time. (There will be other opportunities) However, if it takes you and your spouse attending to get a guest couple to attend-then wonderful! We are advertising this on social media and at our "Run for the Hills"/Fall Family Festival on October 28. The class will start Sunday morning October 29 at 9:30 AM in Bldg. E. Spread the word!
The next Drive Through Prayer will be October 21, 10-11:30 AM! We need friendly faces and waves!

Here's a question for you: We are saved by grace, but do we live the Christian life by our own efforts? Hopefully you said "No!" We are saved by grace and we are to grow by grace! We are in the powerful sphere and hold of grace in the Person of Jesus Christ. 

But how does this work? How do you experience growth by the grace of God? Would this perhaps eliminate some of the frustration and cycles of condemnation Christians say they experience?

There will be a major opportunity to understand the real source of power for spiritual growth, on Saturday, January 27 for just two hours starting at 9 AM. Bill Loveless will come and speak on his book "Living Life from a New Source."
CLC News
by Mitzi Hudgins

We thank God for the cooler temperatures that we have been enjoying!  The Christian Learning Center recently purchased two new pieces of equipment for the playground.  We were blessed to have the assistance of the following gentlemen with the Carpenter's Helpers:  Gerald Shirey, Mike Rubsam, Blaine Fehrenbacher, Duane Pfluger, Chris Turner, and Terry Parker.  The children love the pieces- see photo below!

This week I would like to feature the youngest of our 11 classes at CLC, the Fishes!  These children were aged 5 months-13 months we we started school.  These ladies are lovingly referred to as the "Julie's" (Julie Larsen and Julie Vannatter), and this is their 18th year to teach together!  The babies enjoy playing in their classroom, going on walks in their six-seater stroller, attending chapel with our Pre-K children, and exploring the playground.  Today in chapel our lesson was on thoughtfulness and how Jesus wants us to be thoughtful and considerate of others, and that we cannot always do whatever we want.  Our Bible verse was "Whatever you do for one of these you did for me."  May you be blessed this week!
From Pastor Aaron

On Sunday, at 6pm, we'll have a brief members' meeting and budget hearing upstairs in the Jr. High room in Bldg. D. On our agenda:
  • Authorizing church staff to enter into an agreement with Kids Outdoor Zone, a kids outdoor ministry that provides kids with mentors and direction to become godly adults. The ministry would use our property on Saturday mornings for outdoor activities with the boys in the program and on Tuesday nights for a men's bible study. You can learn more about the ministry on their website: www.kidsoutdoorzone.com
  • Approving the Selection Team responsible for nominating members of the Administration Committee and Budget/Finance Committee for 2018.
  • First look at the initial draft of the 2018 budget with opportunity for questions and discussion.
Prayer Updates

Justin and Johanna Cathey (IMB Missionaries to Istanbul, Turkey) have returned to the field and were greeted by a woman who has chosen to follow Christ as her Savior! Praise the Lord for salvation and ask for her to be rooted and grounded in the faith. Pray for Johanna has she works to disciple this young believer. Pray also for Justin as he develops a series of seminars on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Mike Sutton, recovering from heart procedure.

Mary Meador-Martinez, recovering at home from injuries sustained in auto accident.

Judy Shirey, recovering at home after procedure to remove kidney.

Christian sympathy extended to Terry and Holly Taylor in the death of Terry's mother. Memorial services will be held at Hays Hills on October 28th.
9:00-10:30 AM

Tell it to Two Church Wide Breakfast, Bldg D
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Deacons' Meeting, D-FH
Finance Committee, E-1
Members' Meeting with  Budget Hearing, D-213
Teen Boys Bible Study, High School Room
Teen Girl Bible Study, Burney's House
10/21 10:00 AM Drive Through Prayer
12:00 PM
6:30 PM
Deacons' Scholarship Fundraiser Lunch
Bible Life Teachers and Leaders Meeting, D-FH
8:00 AM

9:00 AM
Run for the Hills 5K/10K/Kids' Dash
Family Fall Festival!
12:00 PM
6:00 PM
Lunch with Pastor Aaron
5th Sunday Sing
11/1 6:30 PM Core Beliefs for New Members, Bldg E
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Drop off donations to Building A for Garage Sale for Orphans - Haiti
7:00 AM
Garage Sale for Orphans- Haiti
11/5 5:30 PM Annual Youth Spaghetti Dinner and Fundraiser
11/11 6:00 PM HHSM Guys Bonfire
11/12 5:00 PM Deacons' Meeting, D-FH
11/19 5:30 PM Thanksgiving Feast